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This page explains step-by-step how to choose your preferred text and background colors for whenever you visit websites in web browsers running on Windows systems.


Change your colors in Firefox 3

Step 1: Open the "Colors" window

Click on "Tools" in the menu bar and then "Options" from the drop-down menu. Or press Alt+T and then press O. This will open the "Options" window shown in fig. 1.

fig. 1

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Click the "Content" tab, or use the left and right arrow keys to cycle through the tabs until "Content" is selected.

Click on the "Colors" button, or press Alt+C, to open the "Colors" window shown in fig. 2.

fig. 2

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If you want to use the same color scheme as you are using for Windows, continue to Step 2. If you want to customize colors just for Firefox, go to Step 3.

Step 2: Use your Windows color scheme in Firefox

To use your Windows color scheme settings in Firefox, tick the box next to "Use system colors" by clicking on it, or by pressing Alt+S.

Untick the box next to "Allow pages to choose their own colors, instead of my selections above" by clicking on it, or by pressing Alt+A.

Click the "OK" button or press Enter to return to the "Options" window (fig. 1). In the "Options" window, click the "OK" button, or press Tab until it is highlighted and then press Enter to return to Firefox.

You should now see your color settings. If you can't see them, click on the "Reload current page" button (the curving arrow) on the Firefox toolbar, or press Ctrl+R, to reload the page with your color settings.

Step 3: Choose your colors just for Firefox

In the "Colors" window (fig. 2), make sure the "Use system colors" box is unticked. If it is ticked, click on it or press Alt+S to untick it.

To choose your text color, click the color box next to the "Text" header, then click on the color you want to use from the pop-up color palette as shown in fig. 3.

Alternatively, press Alt+T to highlight the "Text" color box and then press the Spacebar to bring up the color palette shown in fig. 3. Use the arrow keys to navigate to the color you want and then press Enter to choose it.

fig. 3

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Using the same steps, you can also choose a background color. (Press Alt+B to jump to the "Background" color box.) Note that you might not be able to see background images if you do this.

When you have chosen your colors, untick the box next to "Allow pages to choose their own colors, instead of my selections above" by clicking on it, or by pressing Alt+A.

Click the "OK" button or press Enter to return to the "Options" window (fig. 1). In the "Options" window, click the "OK" button, or press Tab until it is highlighted and then press Enter to return to Firefox.

You should now see your color settings. If you can't see them, click on the "Reload current page" button (the curving arrow) on the Firefox toolbar, or press Ctrl+R, to reload the page with your color settings.

Note: If this does not work it could be because your computer settings cannot be changed due to local IT policies--contact your local IT support for further help.